Originally Posted by WhskyTangoFoxtrt
Well, you actually are
intending to use this receiver for much more than "solely" audio. You do this just by connecting your PS3,360, and cable box to it.
If you plan to connect some devices to the receiver via optical inputs, I'll assume that you will most likely make video connections that are not HDMI. So the fact that the 606 will only upconvert to 1080i may be of interest to you.
I'm not sure what you're driving at in regards to THX. It is what it is. Someones opinion is hardly a measure to whether you will like it or not.
At the very least, you will be blown away by the blue-glowing volume knob.
Enjoy the receiver!
HAHAHAHA im sure i will fall in love with the blue light.
You didnt understand what i ment tho, i dont need to use the reciever as an upconverter or any video switch BY ANY MEANS. i am using the reciever for audio, what i mean by that is that My Xbo360 is connected to the reciever via Optical, my Cable box is connected to the reciever via optical aswell. HOWEVER, both the XBO360 and the Cable Box are connected DIRECTLY
into the TV via HDMI. so its like that.. HDMI for video and Optical for Audio.
For the XBOX360 its NOT possible to use the HDMI as a one cable solution because the XBOX360 doesnt NOT transfer 5.1 dolby digital info via HDMI, yes i know its really stupid but oh well.. it just doesnt.. so a tweak needs to be done and thats by connecting an HDMI cable for the video and a seperate optical for audio and then u have the xbox360 with HDMI and 5.1 Sound.
Then im only left with my PS3, where blueray watching and high def movie watching kicks in. thats where i need take advanatge of the DOLBY TRUEHD and Higher resolution audio and so im FORCED to plug a single HDMI cord from the PS3 into the reciever, for both video and audio, i would much prefer to plug a direct hdmi cable for video into to the tv rather than to the reciever to recieve a completely pure signal you know but i dont have a choice this time of pluging an optical cable for sound because i must use HDMI in order to be able to recieve these high def audio formats.. so like i said above i use the reciever for video only when it comes to the PS3, and even then of course i use PASSTHROUGH
Guys just to get one thing clear, i will 100% get the blue artifacts and dots if i have On screen display ON
in the PS3 right?
is it an important feature at all? it basically shows u the volume and listening mode on the screen?
in regards to the blue light on the volume knob, its an attractive one i must admit